Excised Prosthesis (Revision tissue)
Container:Bone storage kit
Collection conditions:Hospital test only. Order direct from Microbiology laboratory 020 8725 5686. Between 5-8 pieces of tissue of each location are preferable and metal prosthesis taken into the Oxoid sonication sterile containers provided by the lab on the wards. Taken into the sterile containers provided by the lab on the wards.-
Reporting Frequency:TAT - Gram Film results are available within 24 hours. Plate culture turnaround time is 5 days. All revision tissue fluids are inoculated into blood culture bottles for 14 days.
Additional informationSample stability - 4 weeks for tissue samples, sonicated metal prosthesis is discarded within 24 hours.
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Last updated June 27, 2017